Michelle Perdue, M.Ed. is the founder and President of Speak To Advance Communications, a training development company created to advance the careers, networks and communication skills of aspiring leaders and women executives. By working with Speak To Advance Communications, women are empowered to take on greater leadership roles by increasing their influence and developing world-class presentation skills. These essential and in-demand skills are taught in a supportive way that encourage women in their journey to gain the recognition, results and rewards they deserve.
As a speaker, trainer and World Class Certified Speaking Coach, Michelle has the skills and talents to transform women and their communication skills. Her experience as an award-winning speaker, Area Director for Toastmaster’s International, and former Army Reservist, has given her the inspiration, knowledge and leadership ability to make a difference in the lives of others. Furthermore, as a licensed teacher and trained actress, Michelle has developed the confidence, authority, and presence to connect with her audience in a way that engages and entertains for greater impact.
Michelle’s mission for Speak To Advance Communications is to create a safe and nurturing platform for women to come together as a community to speak and soar beyond measure. This mission can be realized by helping women find their voice and use it in a way that empowers and advances their lives. With the right communication tools, women can learn to use language that uplifts their confidence rather than undermines their credibility, establishing their authority without losing their audience, and delivering their message so that it comes across with intention and meaning.
In her spare time, Michelle enjoys acting, writing and performing poetry to uplift and inspire others. Trained at The Ruskin School of Acting, Michelle received a grant from The Minnesota State Arts Board to write, perform and co-produce “The Housekeeper’s Dirt,” a play regarding domestic violence that created a safe space for audience members to be heard and highlighted the need for change.